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Top things to do in Kauai

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Ranked #1 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Geologic Formations; Mountains; Nature and Parks
A scenic area offering beautiful beaches and dramatic cliffs.
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Ranked #2 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Canyons; State Parks; Lookouts
"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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Ranked #3 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Hiking Trails

Hiking the Kalalau Trail is one of life's most spiritual adventures, full of wonder and awe at nature's beauty, but also can be hazardous to your health if you are not prepared... more »

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Kauai Path (Kapaa)
Ranked #4 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Biking Trails; Trails
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Polihale State Park (Waimea)
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$159* and up
Ranked #5 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches; State Parks
A historical state beach park with breathtaking views and landscape.
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Ranked #6 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Waterfalls; Nature and Parks
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$68* and up
Ranked #9 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
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Canyon Trail (Waimea)
Ranked #10 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails
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Ranked #11 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and... more » Owner description: NTBG’s Allerton Garden Garden is located on the south shore of Kauai in the picturesque Lawai Valley. Tours run daily and include a ride from the Visitors Center in Poipu along a scenic coastal route and continue along the valley rim on a former sugarcane train railbed. Visitors disembark on the valley floor to explore this former private estate, named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of the 50 places to see in a lifetime. Plants form the walls of outdoor rooms, the canopy of trees the ceiling. Housed within are elegant statuary and water features. A popular spot for photos is the ‘Jurassic trees’, with their massive curving roots.National Tropical Botanical Garden is a nonprofit institution, dedicated to saving and studying tropical plants. « less
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Ranked #12 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #13 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
A beach in the northern part of Kauai.
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Ranked #14 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: ; State Parks; Canyons; Nature and Parks
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Poipu Beach Park (Poipu)
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$97* and up
Ranked #15 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Parks
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Ranked #16 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
Almost two miles of beach on Kauai's north shore.
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Ranked #17 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Scenic Drives; Lookouts
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Ranked #18 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Lighthouses; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Hideaways Beach (Princeville)
Ranked #19 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Sleeping Giant Trail (Kapaa)
Ranked #20 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Hiking Trails; Lookouts
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Ranked #21 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Farms
Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and... more » Owner description: This 80-acre site was originally a sugar plantation where you can see the original family mansion, the worker's quarters and many fine gardens. « less
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Hanalei Pier (Hanalei)
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$68* and up
Ranked #22 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Other
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Ranked #23 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #24 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in... more » Owner description: A rocky northern Kauai beach where the hula dance is said to have originated. Also known to be the most visited beach in Kauai. « less
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Ranked #25 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Farms; Landmarks

Visit the local coffee estate, Kauai Coffee Company - it is huge and you get to sample coffees such as blue Mountain, Kona, etc.  They are truly delicious and fresh, having been... more »

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$176* and up
Ranked #26 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches

If you are staying in the Hanalei or Princeville area, Anini Beach (southeast of Princeville) is one of the nicest swimmable (and child friendly) beaches on the northern side of... more »

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Ranked #27 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Beaches
The isolated beach where the movie "South Pacific" was filmed. It is not a swimming beach but the views are spectacular.
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$108* and up
Ranked #28 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: State Parks; Nature and Parks
A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
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Ranked #29 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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$176* and up
Ranked #30 of 145 attractions in Kauai
Category: Nature and Parks
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